Sonny Workman Purse Shenandoah Headliner: Member of Jockey Hall of Fame To Present Trophy to Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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Sonny Workman Purse Shenandoah Headliner Member of Jockey Hall of Fame To Present Trophy to Winner By PAT CAUDILL Staff Correspondent SHENANDOAH DOWNS, Charles Town, W. V.. May 4. — Shenandoah Downs has carded the Sonny Workman Purse as the chief attraction of tomorrow nights nine-race program and honors the ex-rider who is now a member of the Jockey Hall of Fame. Workman, who retired from the saddle . in 1940 and now is a successful realtor in Washington, D. C, will visit the track as guest of the management for the evening and will participate in the winners circle ceremony following the running of the feature race. He will present a trophy to the owner of the winning horse. Seven three-year-olds entered for claiming prices of ,500 each comprise the field for the feature and they will match strides at six furlongs for a purse of ,500. The Lotsa-Luck Ranchs Little Sputnic is topweight of the field, having 117 pounds, and will seek his second victory of the meeting under the handling of John Sollars, having won here on opening night. Chief threat to Little Sputnic appears to be Mrs. Pauline Buchanans Our Ship, who was beaten but three-quarters of a length by the Lotsa-Luck representative in his recent triumph. Other contenders are Mrs. Charles R. Lewis Moon Rock and Richard A. Goodlings Majestic Move. The field is completed by Alfred W. Williams Kings Flight, Adolphus W. Haw- kins Sr.s Wear Out and Norman Corbins Mystic Sword. A crowd of 7,321 viewed Saturday nights program and wagered 80,537 on the nine races. This represented a decrease in both figures over the opening-night program on Friday. The Apple Blossom Purse drew seven fillies and mares at the sprint distance and Dorothy Cacceses Turan scored a mild upset when she came to the wire two lengths to the good over Vivian Schaefers Good Bit. The winner was nicely handled by apprentice James Bradley and paid .60 to win after covering the distance in 1:14 over a fast track. Good Bit closed well and beat out W. J. Shirkleys Poor Shahs Dish, favorite in the event, by three lengths.

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